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The EPDA Distributors’ Forum is an additional benefit in the EPDA calendar for EPDA Distributor members. An opportunity to network, outside the annual conference, as well as visit a major manufacturing facility, whilst learning and participating in discussions.

Details of the next EPDA Distributor’s Forum can be found here:

The inaugural EPDA Distributors’ Forum was held on 25-26 November 2015 at Gehr GmbH, Mannheim, Germany.

With thanks to:

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Wednesday 25 November
12:30 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:15 Introduction by Helmut Gehr & David Ladyman (President, EPDA)
14:15 – 14:30 Introduction from Thorsten Fuessinger (Sales & Marketing Director, Gehr)
14:30 – 16:00 Tour of the Gehr Facility
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:15 A Look at Industry 4.0 – How the 4th Industrial Revolution could improve Efficiency in the Plastics Industry by Eva Bogner (Production Automation & Systematic, University Erlangen)
19:00 – Networking Dinner

Thursday 26 November
09:30 – 10:30 Discussion Group led by David Ladyman (President, EPDA)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 An Overview on Developments and Trends in Engineering Plastics by Thilo Bischoff (Head of Product Management, BASF SE)
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Lunch

Members may download the presentations (please have your members’ area password to hand):

A Look At Industry 4.0 – How the 4th Industrial Revolution could improve Efficiency in the Plastics Industry by Eva Bogner (Production Automation & Systematic, University Erlangen)

Future Trends and Developments in Engineering Plastics by Thilo Bischoff (Head of Product Management, BASF SE)

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